I promised Crapgame that I wouldn’t gloat.
But a very well-known gunblogger and 1911 gunsmith has come out against the 1911 design:
SaysUncle picked up the story, and it’s going to get a lot of attention.
Amongst Mr. Yam’s arguments:
Most of which are arguments that I made here several years ago:
Mr. Yam’s article has a lot of comments, all of them polite and most of them agreeing with him. That was not the case for my post. LOL.
During the long comment slap-fight after my post, my second-biggest fan Tam looped Hilton Yam into the discussion, and he actually recommended a few models of 1911 to me that were known to be less unreliable than most.
But I notice that she has not commented on Hilton’s article, or mentioned it on her blog. She seems to have plenty to say on everything under the sun, so I can’t imagine why she hasn’t made any statement yet. Perhaps she is busy.
And the geology department at the University of Arizona is reporting some anomalous seismic activity. Maybe it is the sound of Jeff Cooper’s corpse spinning in its grave.
Well, it looks like Tam finally discovered Mr. Yam’s post.
But she managed to say absolutely nothing of substance about it.
What’s that old legal aphorism? Oh yeah:
“If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither on your side, pound the table.”
She certainly cannot impugn Mr. Yam’s credibility or qualifications to make the observations that he made, since they far exceed her own. And her personal view on the subject is well-documented, while being in variance with Mr. Yam’s. And she regards Mr. Yam as a friend, so personal insults are hard to justify.
I anticipate more noncommittal table-pounding, while she desperately tries to find a position that won’t embarrass herself. I am confident that she will maintain a posture of unapologetic defiance while doing so.